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June 7, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
The San Francisco Chronicle launched a book blog this week, Bookmarks . To welcome Bookmarks to the literary blogosphere, we emailed books editor John McMurtrie, who told us all about the blog -- or blogue, or blague, depending. JC: Did the Chronicle blog about books before? JM: No, there were no previous book blogs. But I'd like to think someone in the 19th century was compiling a blogue. The word blog, for me, still calls to mind “ blague ,” meaning joke in French.
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TRAVEL
April 6, 2014 | By Jen Leo
Here's the latest trip-planning website that can help you craft your own guidebook. Name: http://www.BonVoyaging.com What it does: It's a Web bookmarking tool that lets you collect and store your travel itineraries, complete with maps and the ability to download and share. Cost: Free What's hot: This website has two things that will keep me coming back: its beautiful, design-friendly layout, and the ability to print out a PDF of my itinerary. I love being able to access my travel plans from my smartphone or tablet, as well as sharing with my friends on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, but I'm still a paper girl at heart.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 9, 2011
The Apocryphal Gospels Bart D. Ehrman and Zlatko Plese Oxford University Press: 611 pp., $35 Bart D. Ehrman is something of a superman when it comes to scriptural studies. He's a tireless and prolific scholar who has given us countless titles about the origins of biblical documents, their translation and transmission, and the human error that inevitably creeps into the process. With "The Apocryphal Gospels," he and colleague Zlatko Plese provide readers with a comprehensive collection of texts and fragments obviously related to the New Testament though they don't appear there ("apocrypha" refers to writings that are hidden)
ENTERTAINMENT
June 7, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
The San Francisco Chronicle launched a book blog this week, Bookmarks . To welcome Bookmarks to the literary blogosphere, we emailed books editor John McMurtrie, who told us all about the blog -- or blogue, or blague, depending. JC: Did the Chronicle blog about books before? JM: No, there were no previous book blogs. But I'd like to think someone in the 19th century was compiling a blogue. The word blog, for me, still calls to mind “ blague ,” meaning joke in French.
NEWS
August 25, 1991 | PETER BENNETT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Retired Covina librarian Delores Grammatikas used to bring home the bacon--and just about anything else her patrons would see fit to use as bookmarks. "I think somebody was cooking breakfast," Grammatikas recalls, "and they needed a bookmark. I'm afraid that reading and eating have always gone together." Now 30 years after that discovery, Grammatikas spreads the contents of her vast bookmark collection-- sans bacon--on her living room carpet.
NEWS
July 10, 2002 | TIM RUTTEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Independent and niche publishers are the real success stories of the contemporary American book trade. So it probably was only a matter of time before a new niche book review emerged. The "preview issue" of Bookmarks, based in San Mateo, began circulating this week. Its founders are two former software and technology company executives; its target is media-savvy Gen-Xers who haven't really read a book since college but are eager to reconnect with literature, though uncertain how to do it. Bookmarks--which bills itself as the journal "for everyone who hasn't read everything"--is a glossy, slightly fizzy bimonthly survey of classic and contemporary literature designed for readers who like their graphic interfaces glitzy and their information in strobe-like bites.
NEWS
December 16, 2003 | Emmett Berg
W1ld.com Britain-based www.W1ld.com might as well be your nonstop ticket to shredderdom. Many other websites, including ESPN's www.EXPN.com, promise a catchall place for "extreme" sports such as snowboarding, mountain biking and wakeboarding. The trouble is that many of the sites are not reliable, and the slick www.EXPN.com is a little too ... synergistic with ESPN's X-Games. The "extreme" revolution may have been televised, but to me, if a gnarly act occurs and ESPN is not around, that's OK.
NEWS
January 16, 1992
The "Design a Bookmark" program will continue through Saturday at Glendale Public Library branches. Children and adults are invited to create original bookmarks at the Central Library, Chevy Chase, Grandview and Montrose-Crescenta branch libraries, and through the Bookmobile. Materials are provided, and the finished bookmarks will be displayed. The Casa Verdugo Branch of the library, at 1151 N. Brand Blvd., will be closed for remodeling through Saturday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1999
In observance of World AIDS Day today, the San Fernando Valley HIV Consortium will distribute AIDS information bookmarks at Valley schools and businesses. The bookmarks include Valley HIV test sites and information about AIDS Day, said Beverly Armstrong, spokeswoman for the nonprofit consortium and coordinator at the HIV care center at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Woodland Hills. This is the 12th annual World AIDS Day, which is sponsored by the World Health Organization.
NEWS
March 17, 1988 | RONALD L. SOBLE, Times Staff Writer
A recent inquiry from a Los Angeles free-lance writer into whether there were any other souls interested in collecting bookmarks brought us into contact with Ruth Zieke of Centerville, Iowa, who has more than 3,000 bookmarks in her collection. "I started collecting bookmarks in 1977," the retired high school teacher said in a recent telephone interview. Unfortunately, she said, there don't appear to be any clubs or newsletters for bookmark collectors.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 8, 2012
They may be called "man's best friends," but dogs remain mysterious to their human companions. What do we really know about them except that they love us? Or is even that an illusion? No, says Stanley Coren, author of "Do Dogs Dream?: Nearly Everything Your Dog Wants You to Know" (W.W. Norton: 290 pp., $23.95), a professor emeritus of psychology at the University of British Columbia. "Science has progressed, and we have now come to understand that dogs have all of the same brain structures that produce emotions in humans," explains Coren, although he also cautions us not to make too much of this.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 29, 2012
Not every ghost story translates well from page to screen - the 1999 movie "The Haunting," based on Shirley Jackson's 1959 novel, for instance - but the trailer for the upcoming film of Susan Hill's "The Woman in Black" (Vintage: 176 pp., $15.95 paper), starring "Harry Potter's" Daniel Radcliffe and set for U.S. release early next month, suggests we're in store for an effective, faithful rendering of this harrowing 1983 tale. Hill's story of a young lawyer's experience with a malevolent spirit - and how it casts a shadow over the rest of his life - has already resulted in a successful stage play and TV movie.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 9, 2011
The Apocryphal Gospels Bart D. Ehrman and Zlatko Plese Oxford University Press: 611 pp., $35 Bart D. Ehrman is something of a superman when it comes to scriptural studies. He's a tireless and prolific scholar who has given us countless titles about the origins of biblical documents, their translation and transmission, and the human error that inevitably creeps into the process. With "The Apocryphal Gospels," he and colleague Zlatko Plese provide readers with a comprehensive collection of texts and fragments obviously related to the New Testament though they don't appear there ("apocrypha" refers to writings that are hidden)
ENTERTAINMENT
June 19, 2011 | By Nick Owchar, Los Angeles Times
Long before the Fab Four embraced the East, there were the Fab Three — Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau and Walt Whitman. Philip Goldberg's "American Veda: From Emerson and the Beatles to Yoga and Meditation — How Indian Spirituality Changed the West" (Harmony: 386 pp., $26) is an authoritative, engaging survey of why, starting with these three venerable American thinkers, the flowers of Eastern practices have thrived in Western soil. When he set foot in Harvard Divinity School a century and a half ago, Emerson had a shattering realization about Christianity.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 29, 2011
It was supposed to have been lost in a bonfire more than 40 years ago, but we have it. "C.S. Lewis' Lost Aeneid: Arms and the Exile," edited by A.T. Reyes (Yale: 208 pp., $27.50), is an incomplete version of Virgil's epic that Narnia's creator loved and translated over the course of his life. Reyes describes Lewis' admiration for the poem (this may be why there's a Roman flavor to many of the scenes in his "Narnia" series, especially the sea journeys and battles); he enjoyed his own version so much that he read it aloud to his Oxford friends, including J.R.R.
BUSINESS
April 28, 2011 | By Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times
YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen have bought the popular social bookmarking service Delicious from Yahoo Inc. Yahoo, trying to mount a comeback under Chief Executive Carol Bartz, unloaded Delicious as part of its plan to shed underperforming business units. It did not disclose terms of the deal. Delicious will become part of a new venture that Hurley and Chen have launched called AVOS. Hurley and Chen have based Delicious in San Mateo, Calif., blocks away from where they started YouTube.
OPINION
May 30, 2002
Re "Our Bookshelves, Our Selves," by Susan Giesberg, Opinion, May 26: What a delightful account of a sweet, older woman who so enjoyed and used her public library. This mini-biography only confirms my long-held suspicion that the people who create the graffiti in our public library books are "sweet old ladies and gentlemen" who cannot resist reading with a pencil (or even marking pens) so they can mark their territory with checks, underlines, margin comments and grammar and spelling corrections.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 22, 1989
Salman Rushdie will be seen reading excerpts from his controversial novel "Satanic Verses" on an installment of "Bookmark," the PBS series about books. The program is due to air locally at 9 a.m. Sunday on KCET Channel 28. At the time the reading was taped, "Bookmark" also was planning to feature Rushdie as a guest to talk about his work. That was before he was forced into hiding because of the Ayatollah Khomeini's death order, however. Now the book will be discussed without him.
TRAVEL
April 19, 2009 | Jen Leo
BoardingArea.com is a virtual briefcase for business travelers. It's a portal for handpicked travel blogs from the media, industry insiders and other business travelers. What's hot: Saving time. Business travelers are too busy to scour the sea of travel blogs to look for information that pertains only to the frequent flier. You can trust Boarding Area because it was founded by the same websites that road warriors already use, such as FlyerTalk. I also like the site's organization.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 29, 2008 | Julia Keller
Bookmarks are about as low-tech as you can get. They are superbly utilitarian. They are there to do a job, not to dazzle or otherwise draw attention to themselves. They hardly ever require a service call.
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